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  • Rides Mass Transit District

    Rides Mass Transit District (RMTD) offers clean, comfortable and cost-effective public transportation. RMTD also offers safe and timely door-to-door service for local travel or access to regional destinations.

  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission

    The mission of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is to provide Illinois students with information and assistance to help make education beyond high school accessible and affordable.

    ISAC provides comprehensive, objective, and timely information on education and financial aid for students and their families—giving them access to the tools they need to make the educational choices that are right for them. Then, through the state scholarship and grant programs ISAC administers, ISAC can help students make those choices a reality.

    The ISAC Student Portal offers free online tools and resources for students, as well as short videos about college planning and financial aid.

    ISAC also offers assistance through the agency’s call center at (800) 899-4722 (ISAC).

  • Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities

    The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (CDD) helps lead change in Illinois so all people with developmental disabilities exercise their right to equal opportunity and freedom.

    ICDD provides information, investments and initiatives to ensure that people with developmental disabilities and their families have a part in the design of and access to culturally competent services, supports and other assistance and opportunities that promote independence, productivity and integration and inclusion into the community.

  • HealthWell Foundation

    The HealthWell Foundation aims to reduce financial barriers to care for underinsured patients with chronic or life-altering diseases. It provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover copays, health care premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Illinois Respite Coalition

    The Illinois Respite Coalition (IRC) is a not-for-profit organization of caregivers and respite providers dedicated to advocating support for families by ensuring access to quality respite services for the residents of Illinois. The IRC is dedicated to spreading the awareness of lifespan respite for caregivers of individuals with special needs.  The IRC is able to assist caregivers by connecting them to resources in their area, provide training on respite topics, and have funding available for emergency respite

    This organization’s emergency respite program offers funding and resources to support caregivers who are not receiving any respite services and have an urgent need for respite care in the absence of any other funding source.  The website gives examples of qualifying circumstances and information on how to apply.

    The IRC has also introduced a toll-free Illinois Statewide Respite Information Number at (866) ILL-RESP (455-7377). The phone number provides information and referrals for respite for individuals across the lifespan.

  • Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois offers a Pediatric Seizure Clinic that provides low cost neurological evaluations by appointment to clients up to age 18 who have a possible or diagnosed seizure disorder. Referrals are accepted from physicians, social service agencies, school personnel, and family members.  More information about this clinic and other available services can be found on their web site.